Eric_S

Halibut in MA

Rate this topic

107 posts in this topic

A couple 200lbers caught off Ptown a few years ago. Maybe a few extra years ago.

 

I remember reading about them.

they were caught a little over a week apart.

 

Th first was on a cod charter, and the angler had a cod on his line and was in the process of reeling it in when the capt. or one of the mates saw the fish (a shape) rising up after the cod on their sonar. they told the angler to stop reeling and drop the line back down a bit.

He did and felt the halibut slam the cod.

I believe the fish was over 7 feet long and over a foot thick in the midsection.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by FishermanTim View Post



I remember reading about them.

they were caught a little over a week apart.

Th first was on a cod charter, and the angler had a cod on his line and was in the process of reeling it in when the capt. or one of the mates saw the fish (a shape) rising up after the cod on their sonar. they told the angler to stop reeling and drop the line back down a bit.

He did and felt the halibut slam the cod.

I believe the fish was over 7 feet long and over a foot thick in the midsection.

 



holly sweet mother of GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thats friggin amazing!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I remember reading about them.

they were caught a little over a week apart.

 

Th first was on a cod charter, and the angler had a cod on his line and was in the process of reeling it in when the capt. or one of the mates saw the fish (a shape) rising up after the cod on their sonar. they told the angler to stop reeling and drop the line back down a bit.

He did and felt the halibut slam the cod.

I believe the fish was over 7 feet long and over a foot thick in the midsection.

 

I do beleive that fish was weighed at Red Top....................

 

I was hanging off both side of a p/u.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by FishermanTim View Post

 

I remember reading about them.

 

they were caught a little over a week apart.

 

Th first was on a cod charter, and the angler had a cod on his line and was in the process of reeling it in when the capt. or one of the mates saw the fish (a shape) rising up after the cod on their sonar. they told the angler to stop reeling and drop the line back down a bit.

 

He did and felt the halibut slam the cod.

 

I believe the fish was over 7 feet long and over a foot thick in the midsection.

 

 

holly sweet mother of GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

thats friggin amazing!!!!

 

I am rootin for you my friend to catch a braggin size fish this season....................

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1000

 

Caught 7/19/2014. 48" officially weighed at 52 pounds off MA coast from the far humps

 

Here's the total story: July 19, 2014 aboard the F/V Fishbucket out of Admirals Marina, Chelsea MA under the control of Captain Mike Delzingo with a crew of 6. Left dock at 3AM for an 18hr day of fishing on the humps way east of Boston. The bite of good sized cod up to 15lbs/haddock 5-6 lbs/pollack to 20 lbs had slowed way down about 1:30-2pm. Capt Mike searched the humps until saying OK lets do a "blind squirrel" drop, bottom looks interesting but no fish marks....approx 320-300ft deep. I fish with a Penn 114H loaded with 65lb PP and have about 75' of 100lb mono leader. Slowly drifting directly off the stern with the line relaxed dragging, lightly bouncing the bottom with a 18oz Norwegian jig and 3 sand eel-like teasers. DAMN snagged the bottom, maybe another BIG cod as we had caught several throughout the day and similar feel. Reel drag pretty much already at max, turn the handle and nothing. Kept trying and shortly thereafter start the slow movement off the bottom, about 1/2 way up ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ all the way back down. Capt Mike fishing off the bow hears the screaming reel and doesn't believe it is a ground fish but maybe a shark as no ground fish can pull drag like that! This happened 3 times as the fish made strong runs for the bottom. Steve K next to me hooked up just before me and boats a nice wolf fish, "sorry Steve, just get that thing back into the water as there's a real fish still on the lines". Crew is getting curious and clearing lines and deck. Oooops one line entangled, oh no there goes the fish BUT luckily tangled line on the mono and not the PP, Capt Mike easily removes the tangled line. I think it was just after that Capt Mike gets first look at color and calmly yells HALIBUT!!! Few more turns of the crank and Capt Mike sinks the gaff. I not so calmly scream YES, YES, YES!!! High 5's all around at that point. Had hooked the halibut with a single hook on the treble right in the corner of the mouth. Fish measures 48" and 52 pounds. Capt says that's a wrap we are headed back in, several hour ride on perfectly calm waters. What a day!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

oh my god! thats awesome!!! awesome fish awesome story!!!

 

i got to get out after some reel ground fish! these barely legal inshore cod and small harbor pollack aint cutting it any more

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to register here in order to participate.

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.